Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer iPad Workshops Day 1 Done, Now For Day 2!

Thank you to everyone who attending our iPad courses today, How to Maximize Instruction by using iPads in your Literacy Block and How to Maximize Instruction by using iPads in your Math Block! I had so much fun and learned about some great new tools and tips for using iPads in primary classrooms! That is why I love leading technology workshops so much, I get to learn from the attendees and it is fantastic!

After wrapping up a busy day today and giving out over 50 free app codes of some amazing apps I am exhausted and exhilarated for Day 2 all at the same time! Tomorrow I will be leading workshops on iPad Apps for Primary Students and iPad Apps for Teachers of Primary and Elementary Students.  I spent the last few hours editing and updating the presentations, it gets me super excited to think about all of the awesome stuff coming to the teachers who are attending tomorrow! If you are in Central MN it isn't to late to join in on the fun! Just head to our Eventbrite page at https://goo.gl/DA41oL  There is still quite a bit of space left and with our smaller group sizes you get very individualized educational technology training!

If you are in the classes, thank you for registering! I look forward to working with you tomorrow! But until that time, below are the presentations for both classes. You'll notice not a ton of info on the slides, one needs to attend the workshops to get the full information! And trust me, it is some GOOD stuff! Hope to see you then!
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Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer 2015 iPad Workshops!

I am SUPER excited about presenting at 2 different workshops tomorrow, How to Maximize Learning within your Primary Literacy Block and How to Maximize Learning within your Math Block! I have spent hours working on both presentations and I truly hope that the attendees tomorrow will have some fun learning time!

I posted the 2 presentations below in case you want to check them out! But in order to get the full effect please join me in the workshops! You can register at the door or go to https://goo.gl/h7h44G to register. You can do it all through your phone, including pay and receive your ticket so no need to worry about printing anything off! If you have a QR code scanner scan below!

How to Maximize Learning using iPads within your Primary Literacy Block 

 How to Maximize Learning using iPads within your Math Block

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Summer 2015 Classes and Eventbrite!

Summer 2015 Technology & Teaching Trainings

Have you heard about Eventbrite yet? It is a fantastic online resource where you can create event registrations, create a customized event page, track registration and manage the event registration including selling tickets! It is completely free for free events and there is a minimal fee for events that you are charging money for tickets to attend.  I have had a few experiences with Eventbrite recently and wanted to share about it as I am LOVING it!

I first heard about Eventbrite when I was registering for EdcampMN.  It was super simple to use as a participant. And most importantly, I felt like it was a safe and secure online location for me to put in my personal information.

Then Angie Kalthoff (the other half of thetechieteachers) and I decided to continue our summer professional development work this year but we wanted to branch out and provide the trainings on our own, not through a corporation like we had in the past.  We felt like our participants were spending WAY too much and being put into class sizes that were TOO large.  While the classes were always super fun we feel like our attendees deserved better than that. Soooo we decided to rent our own rooms and host our own sessions, keeping class sizes and prices low! We are super excited and can't wait!
Eventbrite is a great online resource!

But we weren't sure quite how we were going to manage the sessions registrations and fees until we thought of Eventbrite.  As an event host it has been wonderful to use so far!  We signed up for an account and then created our event page, found here at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/sara-norman-and-angie-kalthoff-8137191389, and each of our individual events.  It was nice to be able to save our work as we went and when we were ready to go live Eventbrite made it easy! It was fun to make a personalized page, but we didn't have to spend a ton of time on it if we didn't want to.
Our personal Eventbrite page

After going live with our events we had to make a few adjustments (spelling isn't always my strong suit. Thanks to my wonderful hubby for catching a few clerical errors!) and that was easy to do as well.  Whenever anyone registers we get confirmation emails and can go into each event to track the registration process for that class.

I really like how Eventbrite is a safe and secure online payment system for our attendees. As both a host of an event and as a participant in other events it makes me feel comfortable to pay online through Eventbrite. Plus it has a seamless way to issue refunds if need be. That is super helpful to know, it makes us feel better prepared and better equipped as event hosts.

If you are interested in attending one of mine and Angie's classes please feel free to check our our Eventbrite page or our online flyer. All the course titles are linked. We'd love to see you there!

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